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1. definition

noun. ['ˌdɛfəˈnɪʃən'] a concise explanation of the meaning of a word or phrase or symbol.

Synonyms

  • ostensive definition
  • stipulative definition
  • recursive definition
  • contextual definition
  • explanation
  • dictionary definition
  • redefinition
  • explicit definition

Antonyms

  • credit
  • debit
  • unimportance
  • opacity

Etymology

  • diffinicioun (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • definition (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

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Words that Rhyme with Ostensive Definition

  • predisposition
  • misrecognition
  • juxtaposition
  • retransmission
  • presupposition
  • decomposition
  • statistician
  • reimposition
  • redeposition
  • redefinition
  • precondition
  • pediatrician
  • obstetrician
  • mathematician
  • malnutrition
  • geriatrician
  • fondkommission
  • extradition
  • transmission
  • superstition
  • requisition
  • recondition
  • recognition
  • proposition
  • premonition
  • preignition
  • inquisition
  • exposition
  • expedition
  • electrician

2. definition

noun. ['ˌdɛfəˈnɪʃən'] clarity of outline.

Synonyms

  • distinctness

Antonyms

  • softness
  • direct discourse

Etymology

  • diffinicioun (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • definition (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

3. ostensive

adjective. represented or appearing as such; pretended.

Synonyms

  • imitative
  • counterfeit

Antonyms

  • profound
  • natural
  • sincere

Etymology

  • ostensif (French)
  • ostensivus (Latin)

4. ostensive

adjective. manifestly demonstrative.

Synonyms

  • informative

Antonyms

  • true
  • nonimitative

Etymology

  • ostensif (French)
  • ostensivus (Latin)
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